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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Expressing priorities about release reviews
Date Sat, 12 Jan 2013 17:44:23 GMT
Totally agree, Joe.


On 1/12/13 9:37 AM, "Joe Schaefer" <> wrote:

>The thing is, as far as risk management
>goes, the vetting we do on general@incubator
>is largely ceremonial.  The real responsible
>review work is done by people who are reviewing
>commit activity, and it is a shame we don't
>do a better job of empowering these conscientious
>reviewers with a binding vote on a release.
>> From: "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
>>To: "" <>; Joe
>>Schaefer <>
>>Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2013 12:30 PM
>>Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Expressing priorities about release reviews
>>I agree with you on this Joe. A lot of times my metric is more
>>responsiveness and participation than in legal/language intricacies. More
>>power to folks who are good at that, it's just not me.
>>On 1/12/13 9:07 AM, "Joe Schaefer" <> wrote:
>>>One of my long time pet peeves with how we
>>>PMC members participate in vetting releases
>>>is our penchant for focusing too much on the
>>>policies surrounding license and notice info.
>>>I really think our exclusive focus on things
>>>that really don't pose any organizational risk
>>>to either the org nor the project participants
>>>serves us well in our other, often unexpressed
>>>but far more relevant, goals about encouraging
>>>committers to participate in active review of
>>>their project's commit activity.
>>>Just think about this for a second, what's more
>>>likely for people to start suing us over, some
>>>bug in the NOTICE file or an undetected backdoor
>>>in one of our programs?  I am personally far more
>>>concerned about the current state of the actual
>>>review going on in our podlings than I am about
>>>NOTICE minutia.
>>>Maybe we should compile some list of which committers
>>>are actually subscribed to their project's commit lists?
>>>It's crude but it may be useful data to look at to
>>>a first order.
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